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Recommendations to the Board

The Board receives recommendations from a variety of sources from the ICANN community, including advice from the Advisory Committees as set forth in Article 12 of ICANN’s Bylaws.

This page provides information on the status of advice to the Board from the Advisory Committees identified below:

  • At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)
  • Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC)
  • Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC)

Actions and updates on advice from the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) is not currently included on this page. Please refer to GAC Advice Scorecards adopted from time to time by the Board; for example "GAC Advice – Dublin Communiqué 21 October 2015: Actions and Updates (3 February 2016)" [PDF 136 KB].

Latest Advice to the ICANN Board

As of 7 October 2016

Advisory Committee

Advice Document

At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)

Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC)

Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC)

Advice Status

As of 7 October 2016

The Board Advice Status Report [PDF | XLS] provides status and details of related resolutions as well as the resulting implementation actions for information on advice items issued by the ALAC, RSSAC, and SSAC since 2010.

Advice items are categorized as follows:

  • Open - Prior to Board Consideration: Board consideration of the advice is still required.
  • Open - In Implementation: Board consideration is complete and implementation of advice item is ongoing.
  • Closed: This item has been processed as much as is relevant and is considered complete; no work is outstanding from the perspective of Board Advice (note that related implementation work may have been integrated into ICANN’s ongoing operations or other initiatives)

Below is a summary of the status of advice items by advice provider since 2010.  (Note most advice documents contain multiple advice items)

Status of Advice Items (# items)





Open - Prior to Board Consideration





Open – In Implementation










Total Number of Advice Items





Historical Advice

In October 2016, ICANN issued a status report to the ALAC, RSSAC and SSAC on historical advice to the ICANN Board issued between 2010 and mid-2015. 
The Board’s status reports on historical items can be found here:

  • At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) (19 October 2016) [PDF]
  • Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) (19 October 2016) [PDF]
  • Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) (19 October 2016)  [PDF]

Important note: The Board Resolutions are as reported in the Board Meeting Transcripts, Minutes & Resolutions portion of ICANN's website. Only the words contained in the Resolutions themselves represent the official acts of the Board. The text provided in this database explaining Resolutions is an interpretation that has no official authority and does not represent the purpose behind the Board actions, nor does any explanation or interpretation modify or override the Resolutions themselves. Resolutions can only be modified through further action by the ICANN Board.